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2024 EDITION

Results

> À deriva d’Ana Isabel Casquilho
Prize awarded by the jury creation and tours during the 2024-25 season for the Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux

> Blíz de Věra Kvarčáková & Jérémy Galdeano
Prize awarded by the jury creation and tours during the 2024-25 season for the CCN • Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin
Professional prices 
Awarded by the dance critics and theatre directors at the final, with a €5,000 prize funded by the Thierry Malandain Dance Foundation - Académie des beaux-arts.


> If you hold him close, you hear soft sweet sounds
de Lucia Giarratana

Prize awarded by the jury : résidence de création et diffusion, lors de la saison 2024-25 au sein du Ballett X à Schwerin (Allemagne) 

> Overload de Manoela Gonçalves
Prix de Biarritz / Caisse des Dépôts décerné par le jury 15 000 €

Young public Prize 

In partnership with Pass Culture*, a jury of 9 young people aged 18-20 will award the €1,000 prize.

Bourse de 1 000 €.


> Second Nature
de Benoît Favre

Audience prize 
3 000 €

Thanks to Lasse Graubner, choreographer and finalist in this fourth edition, and to Sophie Laplane, master of ceremonies.

The Young Ballet Choreographers Contest is supported by the Ministry of Culture, the Caisse des Dépôts, the generous support of Aline Foriel-Destezet and the Thierry Malandain Foundation for Dance at the Académie des Beaux-Arts.

Production of the Awards: Origine Ateliers - Artisan jewellers in Biarritz.

À deriva d’Ana Isabel Casquilho
À deriva d’Ana Isabel Casquilho
Blíz de Věra Kvarčáková & Jérémy Galdeano
Blíz de Věra Kvarčáková & Jérémy Galdeano
If you hold him close, you hear soft sweet sounds de Lucia Giarratana
If you hold him close, you hear soft sweet sounds de Lucia Giarratana
Overload de Manoela Gonçalves
Overload de Manoela Gonçalves
Second Nature de Benoît Favre
Second Nature de Benoît Favre
I am lost to the world de Lasse Graubner
I am lost to the world de Lasse Graubner
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With 56 candidates examined, the fourth edition of the Young Ballet Choreographers Competition confirms its relevance and the existence of a promising pool of young choreographers in France, Europe and internationally. 

As with the first editions, the selection of the six finalists proved difficult for Bruno Bouché, Thierry Malandain and Eric Quilleré, given the quality and diversity of the applications. The profiles of the 25 women, 29 men and 2 couples who applied are very diverse: 

18 nationalities represented, most of them European, including 21 from France, 

• Average age: 31,

• Unlike previous editions, almost half of the candidates are either self-employed or run their own company. The other half comes from mostly German companies. 

Le Concours de jeunes chorégraphes de Ballet reçoit le soutien du ministère de la Culture, du mécénat de la Caisse des dépôts, du généreux soutien d’Aline Foriel-Destezet et de la Fondation Thierry Malandain pour la Danse – Académie des beaux-arts. 

Jury

Bruno Bouché

Artistic Director CCN - Ballet de l'Opéra national du Rhin

Thierry Malandain

Director and choreographer of the CCN Malandain Ballet Biarritz

Eric Quilleré

Director of Dance at the Opéra National de Bordeaux

Xenia Wiest

Directrice artistique du Ballett X Schwerin

Iratxe Ansa

Director of Metamorphosis Dance

Bruno Heynderickx

Directeur et curateur du Hessian State Ballet

Beate Vollack

Director of Dance at the Opéra national du Capitole

The finalists

Ana Isabel Casquilho

Portuguese, 30 years old

Lucia Giarratana

Italian, 34 years old

Benoît Favre

Swiss, 30 years old

Věra Kvarčáková & Jérémy Galdeano

Czech and French, 35 and 42 years old

Lasse Graubner

German, 23 years old

Manoela Gonçalves

Brazilian, 32 years old

Prices

1st prize: creation and distribution residency
- 2 winners

Each winner will be able to choreograph a 20-minute piece for 10 to 20 dancers during a month-long residency at the Ballet of the Bordeaux National Opera or the CCN-Ballet of the Opéra national du Rhin.

Each Ballet provides between 10 and 20 dancers, a rehearsal studio, the necessary reception staff and takes charge of making the costumes and props and designing the lighting (no scenery... or at least minimal scenery).

Each creation will be presented in Bordeaux and in the official season of the CCN/Ballet l'Opéra national du Rhin (Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Colmar) … with the Ballets and their partners covering the costs of the stage sets and the promotion of the evenings. In each city, the host Ballet can complete the programme.

Prix de Biarritz - 1 winner

The prize of €15,000 will be awarded to the candidate by the grand jury at the final. Thanks to the Caisse des dépôts et consignations.

Professionals' prize - 1 winner

Les critiques de danse et directeurs de théâtre présents lors de la finale voteront pour attribuer à un des finalistes le Prix des professionnels doté de 5 000 € abondé par la Fondation pour la Danse – Thierry Malandain – Académie des beaux-arts.

Public and Fondation pour la Danse Prize - 1 winner

Invited to vote at the end of the competition, spectators at the final on 9 June 2024 will award the choreographer of their choice the "Audience Prize", accompanied by a €3,000 grant. Thanks to the Fondation pour la Danse.

Young Audience Award - Pass Culture

In partnership with Pass Culture*, a jury of 9 young people aged 18-20 will award the €1,000 prize. 

 

*The Culture Pass is a general interest scheme that gives all young people access to a catalogue of a wide range of cultural offers and venues via a free, geolocated application, as well as a budget of €20 (for 15 year olds), €30 (for 16 and 17 year olds) and €300 (for 18 year olds, valid for two years), to intensify and diversify their cultural and artistic activities. 

With the Culture Pass, young people aged between 15 and 20 can enjoy a wide range of cultural activities on their own: learning more about or taking up an artistic activity, enjoying cultural venues (cinemas, theatres, theatres, museums, etc.), buying cultural goods (books, comics, vinyl, musical instruments, etc.), experiencing new things, or inviting friends to share a cultural discovery (‘duo’ offers). 

3.3 million young people have already benefited from the Culture Pass since its creation. At the same time, a collective section, part of the Artistic and Cultural Education (EAC) policy and the fruit of a close partnership between the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education and Youth, as well as the Ministries of the Sea, the Army and Agriculture, is allocated directly to schools. Each class, from 6e to Terminale, is allocated a credit of 25 euros on average per pupil, intended to finance artistic and cultural education activities carried out in groups and supervised by teachers.